Keppel Singmarine to build dredgers worth S$100 million

Keppel Singmarine has secured contracts from Jan De Nul Group to build three trailing suction hopper dredgers (TSHDs).

The TSHDs are worth about S$100 million (US$73 million) in total.

The first two dredgers are expected to be completed in the second half of 2018. The third dredger is awaiting confirmation from Jan De Nul.

To be built to Jan De Nul’s design, the dredgers will be able to dredge to a maximum depth of 27.6 metres, and have a hopper capacity of 3,500m3.

The two dredgers will be built to the requirements of classification society Bureau Veritas at Keppel Nantong Shipyard, a subsidiary of Singmarine’s parent company, Keppel O&M.